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Study begins to unravel the 160-year old mystery of the mechanism of anesthesia.


Anesthesia, long considered a blessing to patients and surgeons, has been a mystery for much of its 160-plus-year history in the operating room. No one could figure out how these drugs interact with the brain to block pain and induce a coma-like, memory-free state. The debate has divided the anesthesia research community into two camps; one that believes anesthetics primarily

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